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- Name: Claudia Heffner Peltz
- Year of Birth: 1955
- Birthplace: USA
- Age: 67
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Former Fashion Model
- Height: 5 ft 7in
Claudia Heffner Peltz is an American former model, born on March 12, 1955, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA to her mother Barbara Heffner, and father William J. Heffner. William studied law at John Hopkins University and also served in the US army during the Korean war.
After the Korean war, he came back to the US and got a job in the banking industry. Claudia is also famously known as the wife of Nelson Peltz, an American billion businessman.
Who is Claudia Heffner
Claudia Heffner Peltz hasn’t disclosed much about her childhood publicly, she was raised alongside her two siblings, Charlene Heffner and Holly McCloskey in Baltimore. Charlene Heffner was adopted by Doris Duke as an adult in 1988 and changed her name to Chandi Duke Heffner.
However, she came into the limelight after filing a lawsuit to gain control of Doris Duke after her death. Doris took Charlene’s name out of her will after the two fell out.
Doris Duke was married twice, and her only daughter was dead before she adopted Charlene. After her death, Charlene filed a lawsuit to gain control of her estate. Duke had left the majority of her wealth to charity, but Charlene ended the lawsuit in exchange for a settlement of $65 million from the estate.
Duke had left a $1.2 billion estate behind. She died in 1993 at the age of 80.
Claudia Heffner Peltz Career
Claudia was a fashion model. Her ambition since she was a child was to be a model but was encouraged by her father to graduate from college first.
However, Claudia’s modelling career started after she completed her high school education. Her modelling career ended after her marriage to her billionaire husband. She left modelling to raise our children.
Nelson and Claudia Peltz
Claudia is married to Nelson Peltz in a private wedding ceremony. He was born on June 24 1942 in New York, USA. His parents are Maurice Herbert Peltz (father), and his mother Claire Peltz (nee Wechsler).
He studied at the University of Pennsylvania but dropped out in 1963 to focus on his career. He was allowed by his father to manage their grandfather’s company, A. Pelts & Sons alongside his brother Robert.
Apart from running their grandfather’s company, Nelson purchased food companies and he also purchased the majority stake in A. Peltz & sons alongside his brother Robert and Peter May.
A. Peltz & Sons were renamed Flagstaff Corp. after they purchased the majority of the stake in it. This was the start of Nelson’s growing empire.
Claudia Heffner Peltz’s Children
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Claudia met her billionaire husband Nelson Peltz in the early 1980s. Claudia was not Nelson’s first wife; Nelson was married twice and has two children before he met Claudia. The two dated for a while and tied the knot in 1985.
The couple shares 8 children, among their children are the Hollywood actress and model, Nicola Peltz and William Peltz.
Claudia Heffner Peltz age
Claudia was born on March 12, 1955, she is 67 years old as of 2022.
Claudia Heffner Peltz height
Claudia Heffner Peltz was a model and is of average height, she stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall.